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Canceled: Chuck Fest 🎶🍺🎨

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700 Block of Ryan Street, Downtown Lake Charles

  • Presented By: Chuck Fest
  • Dates: October 17, 2020
  • Location: 700 Block of Ryan Street, Downtown Lake Charles
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM
  • Admission: Free

Updated 07.08.2020: Event Canceled

Dear Musicians, Artists, Vendors, Partners & Supporters of Chuck Fest,

It is with deep regret that we are announcing the cancellation of Chuck Fest 2020. The decision was a difficult one. But considering the health and economic issues at stake, we are choosing to be cautious. We love our Fest just as much as you! But we also love our Chuck! We are making plans to support our local artists, musicians, restaurants, and community this year. Please watch for the details of these in the coming weeks/months.

Stay safe, Lake Chuck! We can’t wait to see you all on the other side of this!


The 6th Chuck Fest will be bigger than ever. With more stages, headliners, and bands performing, there is something for everyone attending Lake Charles’ premier live music festival! Food vendors from all over the lake area will be in attendance.

There will be no shortage of selection, no matter your tastes. The Kid Zone is a fun, family-friendly place where the kiddos play games in the Scion eSports Gaming Truck, enjoy the bounce houses provided Big South Inflatables, indulge in ice cream, popsicles, slushes, and face-painting.

Every city and town in Southwest Louisiana has a festival. These communities are defined by their local festivals. Chuck Fest Foundation, a Louisiana non-profit corporation, was established to showcase Louisiana’s musicians, artisans, restaurants, and brews and bring them all together in the beautiful downtown Lake Charles. Our vision is to make Chuck Fest Lake Charles' signature live music, culture and food festival. Part of this vision is to draw people from across the Gulf South to enjoy all that SWLA has to offer, bringing economic benefits to The City of Lake Charles. This year marks a first for Chuck Fest, with the inclusion of national touring bands!


Chuck Fest Music Line-Up and Schedule

For more information, visit Chuck Fest.

Chuck Fest FAQ's:

  • What are the festival hours? Music will begin at noon and end in the indoor venues at 2am. Food and merchant will be up and running from noon-10pm on Saturday, October 19th, 2019.

  • Is the event family-friendly? Yes, but must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

  • Are pets allowed? No, for the comfort and safety of everyone attending.

  • Can I bring my own alcohol/ice chest? No, this is a fundraising event, and free to enter, so all sales benefit local business and the non-profit.

  • Is it free? Yes, to enter the festival. Food & beverages are available for purchase.

  • Where should I park? There are so many options: 1) southeast corner of Ryan and Broad, 2) northeast corner of Division and Bilbo, 3) southeast corner of Bilbo and Broad, 4) parking on Bilbo between Broad and Division

Communities are valued based on the quality of life. We are committed to improving the quality of life in Lake Charles and plan to build Chuck Fest into a music festival that will rival Festivals Acadiens et Creoles and Festival International de Louisiane. The 6th marks a first for Chuck Fest history as a few national touring acts will be in attendance. Keep up to date on future details by visiting